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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Oil, Gas Exploration in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve


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Lawsuit Filed to Stop Oil, Gas Exploration in Florida's Big Cypress National Preserve

Center for Biological Diversity

FORT MYERS, Fla. - A lawsuit filed today by a coalition of local and national environmental groups would prevent extensive seismic exploration for oil and gas in the Big Cypress National Preserve, which is home to endangered species like the iconic Florida panther and recharges an important source of drinking water for many South Floridians. ​The preserve also serves as a major watershed for Everglades National Park to the south.

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